06/07/2010 10:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

States Warn Of Deep Budget Cuts If More Federal Medicaid Funding Isn't Delivered

Having counted on Washington for money that may not be delivered, at least 30 states will have to close larger-than-anticipated shortfalls in the coming fiscal year unless Congress passes a six-month extension of increased federal spending on Medicaid.

Governors and state lawmakers, already facing some of the toughest budgets since the Great Depression, said the repercussions would extend far beyond health care, forcing them to make deep cuts to education, social services and public safety.

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